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Canadian, Wine Bar
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1307 Gladstone Ave, Victoria, British Columbia V8R 1R9, Canada
+1 250-388-4222
17:00 - 22:00
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Victoria, Canada
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136 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Flying in to Victoria from Calgary with our destination: 8 pm at Stage. We met our cousins for a small plates dinner: sausage; pork belly; scallops X 2 and cod with good accompaniments and unoaked Chardonnay from Burgundy (call it Chablis). Food was good but it would be prettier if it weren't shared😊. Server had just been to Calgary so... More 

Thank Barbara L
North Bay, Canada
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had a casual birthday celebration on a Saturday night. We heard a lot about the food and we were not disappointed. Besides the food, the thing that made the experience so enjoyable was the service staff. At no time did we feel pressured but they were always available. They never seemed rushed and were very knowledgable and friendly. The prices... More 

Thank Peter F
Vancouver, Canada
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went as a group from work for our Christmas party dinner and all food items were outstanding. We did the VIP tasting menu which I would highly recommend to anyone who is a foodie. The scallops fantastic, could have eaten 15 of these alone.The pork bell a delight, and wine paired with each course was magnificent. A few of... More 

Thank 1waterLily
Oakville, Canada
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

This was a great recommendation for an evening out. Stage is small and cozy, and the food was very good. We had the fried cauliflower, gnocchi, scallops, squid and the langos for dessert. The gnocchi was very good - the gnocchi was creamy and paired really well with the bacon. The scallops were served with a mushroom risotto. The squid... More 

Thank Henry S
Port Townsend, Washington
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217 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

When you have been traveling for a few days, and faced with choosing yet another restaurant, small plates are a great way to go.....plenty of variety without big portions of any one dish. The quality of food and service here was top class, and the wine selection interesting. Would definitely go back to explore the menu more

Thank Stephen C
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Chose this spot for a late Friday tapas dinner. Wasn't too loud or crowded and we waited maybe 10 mins for a table. The service was great and help with wine selection was appreciated. We ordered the charcuterie plate which was a bit disappointing as the bread that came with it was average and it lacked special touches. The ceviche... More 

Thank Lindsay W
Victoria, Canada
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

WE visited (2 of us)two weeks ago and I have to say I have always taken it for granted that I would be delighted with the fare...not this time though!?? To begin with the Lango`s were brittle/burnt and overcooked.should not have been served,period...The pork belly very nice,the scallops were just okay and the steak had a most odd/nasty taste to... More 

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Gananoque, Ontario, Canada
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

We went to this restaurant after our great experience at another "tapas" style restaurant and because my husband and I both like small plates. We started with a chevre cheese and a salami, total of $11.00. The portion of salami was acceptable but the cheese portion was ridiculously small! Both were tasty, however. The fried cauliflower was delicious, but I... More 

1 Thank KD B
Victoria, Canada
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Arrived at 5:00 pm, party of four, and had to be at another engagement at 7:00 pm. Shared 5 dishes and 2 deserts and had plenty of time to make the 7:00 appointment. Every one of the 7 servings were very tasty and presented very well. Service was excellent and attentive. Perfect for sharing small plates and ideal if attending... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Went with great expectations on a friends recommendation. My experience was unremarkable. Very loud atmosphere, food was average, wines were ok but food was generally over salted and flavor profile was lacking. My overall impression was that the restaurant was pretencious and could not live up to the quality it promises based on previous reviews. Could not recommend it.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 15
Canadian, Wine Bar
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1307 Gladstone Ave, Victoria, British Columbia V8R 1R9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria
  • Phone Number: +1 250-388-4222
Stage is a small-plate restaurant and wine bar located across from the Belfry Theatre in Victoria's trendy Fernwood neighbourhood. Stage supports local farmers, food artisans, and serves a variety of tapas-style dinner offerings. Options range from duck confit and crispy chicken to made-in-house sausage, vegetarian dishes and the city's largest cheese selection. The 55 seat restaurant's vibe is upbeat and funky while maintaining a classy and unique feel. Brick walls, reclaimed hardwood floors, hanging candles, and rotating local art, all combine to create a truly local Victoria experience. Stage has also won several awards including Top 10 new restaurant in 2005 by En Route Magazine, Restaurant of the Year by Vancouver Magazine, and a Silver Medal at the 2013 and 2014 Vancouver International Wine Festival."Winning over patrons from Fernwood and beyond"! - N.Y. Times

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